MEB - Ophir

SPT Offshore has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with Muhibbah Engineering to provide services for the Ophir wellhead platform, located offshore Peninsular Malaysia.

The company will provide a detailed design of the suction pile foundation, design supervision of the jacket, and full transportation and installation (T&I) of the field.

The project is based on SPT Offshore’s solution comprising a tri-legged jacket, with an integrated suction pile foundation.

"This award proves that suction pile foundations for wellhead platforms are a very cost-efficient solution."

Muhibbah is serving as the engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning (EPCIC) contractor for the project.

The company secured the contract in November 2015, with Ophir Production (OPSB) to provide the EPCIC of a wellhead platform for the oil field.

Ophir Production is the 50%-owned Malaysian joint-venture company of Octanex.

Muhibbah secured the contract to fabricate the Ophir platform at its yard at Klang, located 40km south-west of Kuala Lumpur before its installation in the field.

SPT Offshore managing director Mark Riemers said: "This award proves that suction pile foundations for wellhead platforms are a very cost-efficient solution, and provides the option for re-use at other fields.

"The jacket with integrated suction pile foundation will be installed in one piece offshore, making a safe and swift offshore execution possible."

Octanex holds a 50% interest in OPSB, while Scomi and Vestigo own 30% and 20% respectively.


Image: SPT Offshore will provide detailed design of the suction pile foundation of the Ophir field. Photo: courtesy of SPT Offshore